SkyDrive for Android Now Available
As promised, Microsoft today delivered a version of its SkyDrive application to the Android platform. With SkyDrive, Android device users can access, upload, and share photos, files, and other data to and from their Android phones to their online SkyDrive account. Tools offer quick views of recently viewed documents, as well as the ability to create and manage folders. SkyDrive for Android is a free download from the Google Play Store and requires Android 2.3 Gingerbread and up.
Cortana for Android Now Works On the Lock Screen
Microsoft today made it possible for Android device owners to access and use Cortana above the lock screen on their smartphones. Microsoft has been testing the feature since earlier this year and is now rolling it out to all users.
OneDrive for Android Now Supports Video Streaming
Microsoft recently updated its OneDrive application for the Android platform with improved support for video content. OneDrive users can now stream videos stored online without leaving the OneDrive app.
Latest Google Photos App Improves Search
Google is rolling out an update to its Google Photos app for Android with a new search bar. The app places the search bar at the top, replacing the floating action button that previously adorned the lower corner of the app.
Instagram's Layout App Reaches Android
Instagram today made its Layout application available to the Android platform. Available to the iPhone since March, Layout makes it easier to assemble collages through custom layouts, easy access to photos containing people, and a handful of tools such as pinch-to-zoom and other effects.